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ChuckieD
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 10:42 am    Post subject: The Old Brick Barbecue Project! Reply with quote

Hello Ringers,
My Dad was given an old barbecue... it was a metal box with legs and a grill. He decided to build a brick enclosure for it and didn’t like the way it cooked after he finished. That’s when he and I started spit balling ideas, we started with just a few ideas and it just keeps growing. I was supposed to be technical help only … but I ended up doing some welding for my Dad because his el cheapo Harbor F. welder can’t get hot enough to burn metal.
Anyway... my dad is 73 and does what he wants… no matter what I say! The following pictures are of His cooker at his house. I will post more pic’s soon....

K.A.M., the fire box door I made is for this project. Wink



Dad telling me what's up.
This is when I started. Shocked




ah ha! lots of work to do! Is that moss?



The grill... The hole was there when I got here. Confused



We started This in early February! Confused
Got 2 go, more later! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckied, y'all are off to a great start. Very Happy Go with the flow with your father, My son always says if your gonna try to tell dad how it should be you better bring some oxygen cause your gonna need it. Laughing
I will be watching for some more pics and updates. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K.A.M. & Ringers,
Here is a little background on Dad. Dad quit school in the seventh grade to build his Mom and Dad a house and never went back. He got married, had a bunch of kids (5) and we all came out fine. Pops worked underground construction for 35+ years and was one of the most popular & hard working guys on any crew he worked on. I’m in my mid 40’s and my Dad is the greatest person I have ever met … I’m not just saying that because I love the guy. My friends come over and want me to take them to my Dads for a visit… yes he is that cool. He is a self taught brick guy and likes his brick “Old School Style”. He has brick all over his yard and has no plans on stopping the brick projects… he has a brick pyramid in his front yard. He told me today “People can always find the house with the brick pyramid in the front yard”. Shocked Laughing

The pictures above are the start of his first or second rebuild… I don’t remember… as for going with the flow with my Dad, there is no other way to go! Laughing It’s his way or the highway Laughing . The cooker will not look new when it’s done, it will look like it was built a long time ago… That’s what the man wants. Remember, we are rookies at building, but we are having a great time building this old school spaceship! I hope it works… Wink

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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuckie:
can you post a picture of the brick pyramid?
thanks
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ramcr913,
I'll get a pic up soon... it's not egyptian looking... it's more of a country style pyramid.Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckied, I think your dad and I would get along great. I love brick especially pavers. I am a maintenance supervisor for a warehouse in downtown Bmt. The warehouse is the old SanteFe rail station and the parking and a lot of the walk ways are old pavers. I am one on one with them a lot.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14 10 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not pit building, but you asked for it ramcr913, so here it is. Cool



Here is one more Wink .



Did you see the PIG Shocked Cool Laughing... Brick & rock all over the place! Very Happy
Here is a couple more picks from the build.





The slot in the side and the hole in the grill were for a rotisserie GIZMACHIE that dad made, but we decided to modify his mod...and I got him a new roto at Lowes.

... we don't need plans, Pa and I will make it up as we go along... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 20 10 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We decided to fill the rotisserie slot, add a firebox and try Reverse flow.



This is the new end, the hole to the cook chamber is too small... once again we are Rookies with no plans. Laughing



Dad started his lid without me.




Dad and his pit. Cool



We had no way to get the steel box out of the pit and no way to weld on the pit were it is, so we found a piece of 4”x4” pipe in the back and decided to make some kind of reverse flow gizmachie… I don’t know if it will work, it’s too late to change it now. Crying or Very sad





I took the pipe and made a few modifications. I wanted a little adjustment room if we ran into flow problems. Rolling Eyes



More pics soon... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 20 10 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good. i wish i knew how to lay bricks.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20 10 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is definitely lookin' good chuckied. Looks big enough to do a whole hog on.

jasonstewart wrote:
looking good. i wish i knew how to lay bricks.

Jason we ain't goin' there Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 20 10 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jasonstewart wrote:
looking good. i wish i knew how to lay bricks.


I can lay cable with the best of them Shocked Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 20 10 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teleking wrote:
jasonstewart wrote:
looking good. i wish i knew how to lay bricks.


I can lay cable with the best of them Shocked Wink


i can lay me some pipe Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 27 10 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys,
Here are a few more build pics.

Beginning of firebox.





Dad and "The Tooth" Shocked





See Ya... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08 10 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason, you won’t know until you get some brick and try… you will be laying brick with the best of them before you know it. Smile

Jarhead, thanks for the kind words. I don't think it's big enough for a whole one... maybe a small one. How much space do you need to smoke a small pig?

Killswitch my man, Dad was a pipe layer for forty years or so... so I guess he can lay pipe with the best of them... I was a pipe layer also... like father, like son. Laughing

More build pics!

Inside fire box.



With door Cool



Drying fires began today and will continue until Sunday Cool ... A real fire next week. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08 10 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckied, what an awesome cooker y'all have created. Very Happy I love it. I will be watching for that first cook. Very nice work indeed. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08 10 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome build. I can only dream about a nice brick pit like that. If the wife were to see me doing something like that in the yard...Instant divorce, guaranteed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09 10 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like what you have done and when time allows I'm thinking I will build a brick pit also. Good Job!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09 10 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great BBQ. I don't see these in my area anymore. Just came back from Serbia and I can't tell you how many people have brick smokers in the yard like it was as natural as a garage...............
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple questions as I told the wife this is next years "big" yard project.

I assume the inside lining of the firebox has to be fire bricks?

Do you use special mortar when dealing with high temps?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11 10 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K.a.m., thanks for the kind words & all of the help. Cool

Giggles, I feel your pain bro. Try to convince her that she needs this kind of pit… tell her the barbeque will be twice as good on a brick pit. Wink

Burnt Crisp, If you have any questions Dad & I will try to help you as best as we can.

Thanks Patruns, Did you get to eat any Serbian smoked bbq? If so how was it? Dad made a similar bbg grill (Corner style) about 40 years ago… wish I had a picture of that one now.

Dan, Good to hear from you! Where have you been? The inside lining of the firebox is fire brick. We didn’t use fire mortar on this… despite all my pleading, it was too expensive. Dad said if it cracks he will fix it... it’s His pit and his money. I’ve got to say he has had good luck with regular mortar and fire in the past.

On to the build,
We sealed up the door today… it was a nice tight fit Laughing . Dad added a new walkway and bench for those hard days of cooking, eating and drinking…. I wish this thing had some shade and a beer cooler Laughing … I’ll talk to the boss about it.



New old school walkway & bench Cool



I’m in the design phase of my brick pit. I need to get the Wife onboard Laughing , a plasma cutter and a 10” tile saw before I start the build… Dad is ready to build it, but on the next build we will switch roles because I’m going to try my hand at a little brick laying. Shocked
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